Statement from Auditor of State Dave Yost

Friday, November 14, 2014

Columbus – The following statement may be attributed to Auditor of State Dave Yost regarding the guilty plea entered today by former Marion-Franklin High School assistant principal Stanley Pyle.

“Pyle’s motto was ‘D’em up’, but passing a failing student is never a favor,” Auditor Yost said.  “Today’s plea is a step in the right direction for justice, but it will never replace the opportunities he stole from our students.”



The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio, is responsible for auditing more than 5,800 state and local government agencies.  Under the direction of Auditor Dave Yost, the office also provides financial services to local governments, investigates and prevents fraud in public agencies and promotes transparency in government.

Carrie Bartunek
Press Secretary